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Spiritual Care

MidMichigan understands that patients are people, and we seek to treat the whole person, not just the body.

An important part of this healing approach is our Spiritual Care Program. This nondenominational approach provides counseling, prayer, religious services like baptisms and memorials, and coordination with your own minister, priest or rabbi.

A staff chaplain is available at the Medical Center in Midland, and on-call volunteer chaplains from local churches are available in Midland, Clare and Gladwin. Our chaplains serve the spiritual needs of all patients, as well as those of hospital staff and physicians. You may view contact information for our hospital chaplains below, or speak with the nursing staff about spiritual needs. 

MidMichigan also seeks to provide locations for quiet reflection, meditation or prayer. The Medical Centers in Gladwin and Midland have chapel areas that may also be used for spiritual counseling. In addition, our facilities have healing artwork and gardens that many find refreshing.

Contacting Our Chaplains

These chaplains are on call 24 hours a day to meet the spiritual needs of MidMichigan patients and visitors.


Roger Stauffer
Phone: (989) 839-3998
Fax: (989) 839-3905
Or contact the Medical Center switchboard at (989) 839-3000


David Sprang
Phone (989) 426-1659
Or contact the Medical Center switchboard (989) 426-9286


Elaine Harless
Phone (989) 386-3232
Or contact the Medical Center switchboard (989) 802-5000

How Do I Call a Patient?

For patient privacy, we do not give out direct phone numbers to inpatient rooms. Please call the switchboard numbers below and ask for the patient by full name. Please keep in mind that patients may elect not to receive phone calls. See more ways to stay in touch.


Alpena (989) 356-7000

Clare (989) 802-5000

Gladwin (989) 426-9286

Gratiot (Alma) (989) 463-1101

Midland (989) 839-3000

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